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A familiar face for financial assistance
For years, she recruited students. Now she’s helping them with their finances.


Lynn Stichnote, Missouri S&T’s former director of admissions, became director of student financial assistance on Sept. 16. Stichnote replaced Bob Whites, who retired after 29 years on the job. Stichnote joined the Missouri S&T staff in 1989. “As a first-generation college student, I always wanted the opportunity to ensure that more students could afford a college degree,” she says.
Baker award for Stephen Raper
The American Society for Engineering Education has recognized Stephen A. Raper, EMgt’85, MS EMgt’87, PhD EMgt’89, for his service to engineering management by presenting him with the Merl Baker Award. Raper, an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, received the award during ASEE’s annual meeting held in June in Pittsburgh. The award is named for the former Missouri S&T dean and chancellor who presided over a previous name change, from MSM to UMR in 1964.
Accolades for ME’s Ming Leu
Ming Leu, the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor of Integrated Product Manufacturing, was named the newest fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering during the academy’s general assembly, held in August in Manchester, England. In June, he received the Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award in Flexible Automation during the 2008 International Symposium on Flexible Automation in Atlanta.

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Seeking TBI therapies

By Delia Croessmann, croessmannd@mst.edu Complications from TBI can be life altering. They include post-traumatic seizures and hydrocephalus, as well as serious cognitive and psychological impairments, and the search for treatments to mitigate these neurodegenerative processes is on.

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Understanding the invisible injury

Students advance traumatic brain injury research By Sarah Potter, sarah.potter@mst.edu “Research is creating new knowledge.”–Neil Armstrong  Research keeps professors on the vanguard of knowledge in their fields and allows students to gain a deeper understanding of their area of study. For students and recent graduates researching traumatic brain injury (TBI) at Missouri S&T, the work […]

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Analyzing small molecules for big results

By Delia Croessmann, croessmannd@mst.edu At only 28 years old, Casey Burton, Chem’13, PhD Chem’17, director of medical research at Phelps Health in Rolla and an adjunct professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T, is poised to become a prodigious bioanalytical researcher.

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To prevent and protect

By Peter Ehrhard, ehrhardp@mst.edu Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are an unfortunate but all too common occurrence during military training and deployment. Because mild TBIs often present no obvious signs of head trauma or facial lacerations, they are the most difficult to diagnose at the time of the injury, and patients often perceive the impact as […]

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Q&A

Toughest class … ever Some of your classes may have been a breeze, but others kept you up at all hours studying, and some of you struggled just to pass. As part of his research for the S&T 150th anniversary history book, Larry Gragg , Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked […]

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